I use the message boards and love it.
I have used the same thread since it began 2 years and 1 month ago. People come and people go but being here has been a great success for me.
I began on Spark after a diagnosis of Diabetes type 2. I knew almost NOTHING ABOUT COMPUTERS-Still know too little but I always know where to go for help from my Spark Friends.
They know me so well they follow my motto. KEEP IT SIMPLE. And NO, I am definitely NOT stupid.
I started with Diabetes Medications and this site about the same time.
I have been off medications for over a year. My Diabetes Test the A1c was 8.8 when I was diagnosed Diabetic Type 2 and last week my test was A1c 5.5
That I was told is NORMAL A1c for people who do not have diabetes. WooHoo!
I will always have it but I have learned with Spark articles and other diabetics on this site, how to best control it.
Thank you Spark!. Had I not found that Orange book this would not be my future.
I had High Blood Pressure !.
Same thing. After being on B.P. medications for years, enduring leg cramps as side effects I have been off that medication too for almost a year. No more meds and NO MORE LEG CRAMPS.
I still have high triglycerides they are almost there I am taking a medication for this and hope to give that up soon.It is definitely lower and that is the only issue in my lipid profile.
HDL is HIGHER that's the good stuff. LDL is much lower that's the bad stuff.
I exercise daily. I USE MY NUTRITION TRACKER ALWAYS and my life is good.
My sleep has never been better. I sleep all night and wake up raring to go. I only nap if I am sick or on long journeys.
Bottom linei s I am 68 years YOUNG living in Maine.
I hope all of our friends are back with us for another successful MONTH on the message boards.
PERSISTENCE IS MY KEY TO GETTING IT DONE!
NO MATTER WHAT!
I AM MY OWN PRIORITY AND I AM WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT I AM ABLE TO PUT IN TO THIS.
DH AND I KNOW I AM WORTH IT.
FROM PAT the Walker
Pat in Maine.
I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker.
I will do it slowly I like it that way.
Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip!
JUST DO IT!
Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.
Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.
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